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Jan 27, 2011 12:48 PM

Chef's Choice Model 463

I'm looking at purchasing this knife sharpener for my Shun knife. Anyone know where I can purchase this in the Vancouver, BC or even just over the border (i.e. between Bellingham and Seattle)?

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  1. are you having trouble finding this specific model?
    there are a few place that sells the chef's choice sharpener.
    are your shun knifes with asian edges?

    you can start by calling either:
    gourmet warehouse
    sonoma williams
    cookshop @city sqsquare

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    1. re: betterthanbourdain

      Yes, my Shun knife has an Asian edge. And yes, no one seems to know where I can purchase this particular model instore.

      I was hoping I could just purchase them at a local store (because my knife is in dire need of sharpening), but it looks like I may have to order it online.

      I'm open to other Asian knife sharpeners. This is the model that was suggested on America's Test Kitchen. Any suggestions on a great value Asian knife sharpener?

      Thanks for your help!

      1. re: travelling princess

        Gourmet Warehouse has one specific for Asian knives. It is also a Chef's Choice...but not that particular model. Around $100 IIRC.

        1. re: travelling princess

          i have the chef choice 316 for asian edge from one of the retailer's I mentioned. it was around under $200 iirc.

      2. Do these kind of sharpeners really do a good job? Wouldn't you be better finding a good person to sharpen your knives one a year or so? A good sharpener should only charge 8-10 per knife and will do a better job.

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        1. re: Dan G

          yuppers i agree. i have yet to use the asian sharpener. but have used the other chef choice sharpener and would say it does a decent job.

          it doesnt have as good of an edge when compared to a real pro sharpener. can you recommend one? i have heard there is a place near chinatown that sell a great selection of japanese style knifes. i assume he would know a good sharpener?

          not a big fan of shun. would gladly trade up to the real deal ....

          1. re: betterthanbourdain

            I take my knives to Take Seki at Santoku Equipment Office; in Yaletown. He did a great job on my Macs.

            1. re: betterthanbourdain

              don't live in Vancouver, just visit a lot, so don't know where to get knives sharpened. Get mine done in Calgary at Knifewear. I have japanese ones from there, but have also taken in a variety of other things for friends and they always do a great job.

              for betterthanbourdain - next time you are in Calgary go to Knifewear for some new knives. I have some Asai R2s (on their website now probably equivalent of SRS15) and one Masakage Kumo (wanted a longer one than Asai makes) and highly recommend them. But anything they sell is great...Kevin will let you play with a variety of very sharp toys (the 360 mm Inox Honyaki is a treat to slice a tomato with but complete overkill!!!!!). And they ship for free over $200 (easy to do)

              1. re: Dan G

                thank you.
                DanG i will be shopping for a sashimi knife soon. i am not familiar with the model and names you mentioned. i will google it. :-D
                TFH yes i think that may be the one. a kings ransom for a knife , eh!. they are amazing looking.